"He wanted to be near and not near them, he saw them close, he saw them far. Suddenly they were awfully small in too large a room in too big a town and much too huge a world. In this unlocked place they seemed at the mercy of anything that might break in from the night.Including me, Will thought, including me p. 19." Something Wicked This way Comes by Ray Bradbury
This quote comes from the first night Will and Jim have just met the lightning rod salesman, and they know the carnival is coming to town. He felt like he was hurting them by being around them, but that he was also hurting them when he was away. Will knew that his father was not happy, and although he wanted to change that his father alway taught him that there was a difference between being good and happy, and that he (Will's father) had chosen to be good. Will was also feeling overwhelmed; he was confused from his confrotation with the lightninging rod salesmen and bothered by Jim's eagarness to see the carnival. Will seemed like he was older than 13, and he often, though laking "street smarts", saved Jim from many of the carnival's dangers. The book in written in 3rd person omniscent, but mainly focuses on Will. However the book does a great job of capturing his emotions in any situation. It often descibes his hands, or other physical movements to show how he is feeling in a specific scene.